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A global health crisis and the eventual lockdowns did not stop syndicates from ramping up the illegal drug trade around the world, including Southeast Asia.
On Friday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Olivier Lermet of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on what may have contributed to the continuing expansion of the illegal drug trade in the region despite the pandemic.
Lermet is the senior policy advisor of the UNODC in the Philippines.
What is the role of the Philippines in the illegal drug trade in the region?
Catch the interview live at 5 pm on Friday. – Rappler.com
Watch previous Southeast Asia Speaks episodes:
- Ex-DOH chief Manuel Dayrit on lessons from global responses to COVID-19
- Lawyer Peter Robinson on hurdles faced by ICC
- Political scientist Mark Thompson on the Philippines under Duterte
- Marine scientist Deo Onda on protecting West PH Sea resources
- Walden Bello on Rodrigo Duterte and fascism
- Analyst Joshua Kurlantzick on what ASEAN can do vs Myanmar coup
- Analyst Ben Bland on China’s pandemic diplomacy
- Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
- Lawyer Ruben Carranza on what new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines
- Journalist Gwen Robinson on the future of Myanmar
- Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong on Singapore’s leadership during COVID-19 pandemic